Short Courses 2020-2022

We are changing some of our courses to an online format. Details of online courses are below and will be advertised widely as they become available, please keep an eye on this page for regular updates. Our usual face-to-face programme is also detailed below, subject to the latest COVID restrictions.


Our current program of short courses is below, but if you are interested in something not listed below, or would like to discuss us bringing one of our courses to you, please contact ScHARR Short Course Unit to discuss a bespoke course. 

All Face to Face courses offer an early bird rate (EBR - a discount price of at least £100!) for booking before the given date. You can also get group booking discounts of 20% for bookings of four or more people (booking on to the same course, at the same time), please contact ScHARR Short Course Unit to discuss further.

Short Courses January 2021 - 31st July 2021

ONLINE Developing Complex Interventions to Improve Health (NEW) Wednesday, 17th March 2021 (waiting list currently in operation)
ONLINE An Introduction to using Social Media to Communicate Research

Tuesday, 27th April and Wednesday, 28th April 2021 (2 x half-days)

ONLINE Introduction to Stata 19.04.21 – 16.05.21 (approximately 8-15 hours)
ONLINE How to Quickly Synthesise Research Wednesday, 21st – Thursday, 22nd April 2021 (2 x half days)
ONLINE Introduction to 'R' Tuesday, 4th May 2021
ONLINE ScHARR Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis Monday, 10th – Tuesday, 11th May AND Monday, 17th – Tuesday, 18th May (4 x half days)
ONLINE Rapid Review Methods Thursday, 24th and Friday, 25th June 2021 (2 x half-days)
The Identification and Review of Evidence to Inform Cost Effectiveness Models 2021 date and delivery method TBC
Cluster Randomised Trials Design and Analysis (NEW) 2021 date and delivery method TBC
Utility Data for Health Technology Assessment 2021 date and delivery method TBC
Systematic Approaches to Searching for Evidence (NEW) 2021 date and delivery method TBC
Introduction to Meta-analysis (NEW) 2021 date and delivery method TBC

Short Courses August 2021 - 31st July 2022

Evidence Synthesis of Qualitative Research in Europe (ESQUIRE) 2021 Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th September 2021
How to Critically Appraise Research Tuesday, 21st September 2021
Designing Qualitative Research with Randomised Controlled Trials (NEW) Tuesday, 28th September 2021
An Introduction to the Diversity of Qualitative Research Methods (Previously ERA) Tuesday, 5th October 2021
Qualitative Research Methods: Advanced Theory and Practice (Previously ERA) Wednesday, 6th October 2021
Advanced Simulation Methods Tuesday, 19th - Thursday, 21st October 2021
Introduction to Adaptive Designs with Application (2 days) NEW COURSE Tuesday, 8th - Wednesday, 9th November 2021
ONLINE Mixed-methods Approaches To Evidence Research in Europe (MASTERIE) 2021 Date TBC
ONLINE Scoping Reviews, Mapping Reviews and Evidence Gap Maps (NEW) 2021 Date TBC
How to Understand Statistics in Research (NEW) 2021/2022 Date TBC
Real World Evaluations: Ten Key Principles for Evaluating Complex Health and Social Interventions 2021/2022 Date TBC
The Application of Psychometrics for Measuring Health Outcomes and Quality of Life - Part 1 2022 Date TBC
The Application of Psychometrics for Assessing Health Outcomes and Quality of Life - Part 2 2022 Date TBC

About the School of Health and Related Research

We are an International Centre of Excellence for Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Health Economics and Decision Modelling, Health Services Research and Public Health. We have over 20 years’ experience of providing worldwide knowledge transfer activities in the health and social care sector.

We recognise the pressures of studying and working at the same time. Short courses offer a flexible and alternative approach that can be completed to suit your work schedule. We offer variety in our portfolio of learning that will help you develop new analytical skills, in-depth disciplinary knowledge and the capacity to deploy critical thinking, all of which are essential to work effectively in health related organisations in a globalised world.

Knowledge Exchange (KE) allows us to utilise the impact of ScHARR’s research by applying our expert knowledge and skills in the real world of health and social care. Our support covers private industry, public and third sectors as well as other policy, decision-making and academic collaborations in health.